As part of the NHL All-Star Weekend, Music City will be living up to its nickname with concerts at two venues near Bridgestone Arena.
Outside of the arena at the All-Star Winter Park presented by Bridgestone, nightly concerts will warm up the January nights. The Winter Park will feature an outdoor skating rink, s’mores fire pits, family activities, the IntelliCentrics Concert Series, and other attractions. On Thursday night, Big & Rich will take the outdoor stage. Friday night, country singer-songwriter Lee Brice, heavy metal and country singer Aaron Lewis, and Americana-folk icon John Hiatt will perform. Tara Thompson and Chris Young will perform on Saturday before the All-Star Game Skills Competition. On Sunday, concerts will happen both before and after the All-Star Game itself and will feature Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, and Kelsea Ballerini. The Winter Park and concerts are free of charge and open the public.
While concerts are happening at the Winter Park outside Bridgestone Arena, concerts will also be happening in the Music City Center at NHL Fan Fair. On the opening night of Fan Fair, country groups Locash and Lonestar will be performing. Friday’s Fan Fair features performances from Lee Brice, Ryan Hurd, Steven Lee Olsen, and DJ Rock. Fan Fair on Saturday will feature a TV flair, as Lennon & Maisy, Clare Bowen, and Charles Esten from the ABC show “Nashville” will all be performing, along with Russell Dickerson. Sunday morning in the Music City Center will feature Christian recording artists MercyMe, country music singer Tracy Lawrence, and American Idol Season 8 finalist Danny Gokey. The concerts at NHL Fan Fair will be included in the tickets to Fan Fair.
“Hosting the NHL All-Star celebration in Music City provides a terrific opportunity to involve the music community with numerous concerts that reflect the breadth and talent of Nashville’s all-star artists,” said Country Music Association CEO and Chair of the Events Committee Sarah Trahern.
The All-Star Game will give Nashville a great chance to show off for an international audience, and what better a way to show off the Music City besides concerts featuring just a sample of the great music Nashville has to offer.NHL All Star Buzz Gripping Nashville